Goidschalxoord Mill
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Goidschalxoord Mill - Goidschalxoord

N 51.827491 / E 4.451506

The mill was most likely built in 1718. That year is stated on the facing brick. Then the mill is still in the Free and Highness of Mr Goidschalck Oem from Dordrecht. Little is known about the mill's early days. It is the only flour mill in the area and mainly supplies flour to the church's diaconia. A century after construction, the Kluit family buys the mill with yard and all. These are renowned millers, who take very good care of their mill. At that time it is one of the best maintained windmills in the Netherlands. The mill is unique in several ways, partly because of the combination of mill and motor housing. Via a steam engine in the nearby engine house, the mill was pumped via an underground belt drive when there is no wind.

Production stopped in 1953 and the mill fell into serious disrepair. Restoration was the only option to keep it for posterity. A building history study has shown that the mill complex is unique enough to be preserved. The Goidschalxoord Mill Complex Foundation has worked to restore the mill completely. On National Mill and Gemalendag 2010, the reborn mill complex was festively put into use.

Goidschalxoord Mill

Goidschalxoord Mill
Goidschalxoordsedijk 55
3274 BG Goidschalxoord

Contact details
T: +31186681960
E: info@molengst.nl

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday Closed

Can be visited by appointment as well.

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